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ScienceBrunch

Science Brunch

Science Brunch is a podcast that features irreverent but mostly factual conversation about famous scientists and their discoveries, recent scientific events, and random science-y stuff. It is hosted by friendly neighborhood weirdos Katie McKissick (Beatrice the Biologist; science communicator) and Mae Prynce [INSERT CAREER HERE].

Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sciencebrunch/id1090797543. Items in this collection are restricted.

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ScienceBrunch
Aug 20, 2017 Science Brunch
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No guest of honor today. Instead, we talk about some of the interesting happenings in the modern science world. And Katie tells us about her fossil dig!
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Jul 17, 2017 Science Brunch
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You may have never heard of him, but African-American chemist Percy Lavon Julian is the guy you should thank for your hormonal birth control. And life is just better when nerds name things!
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Jul 5, 2017 Science Brunch
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Mary Agnes Chase struggled to begin her career in botany, so when she finally made the big time, she turned around to help other women and minorities succeed in the field.
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Jun 19, 2017 Science Brunch
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Botanist Carl Linnaeus had a noble goal: to create a new standardized system of naming all living creatures on the planet. But he was only human, after all, and couldn't resist immortalizing his enemies' names in some of the gross stuff he found in nature.
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Jun 5, 2017 Science Brunch
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Margaret Mead traveled the world to study and compare different cultures, in a quest to find out which parts of us are driven by nature and which by culture.
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May 1, 2017 Science Brunch
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Richard Feynman was a brilliant theoretical physicist who won a Nobel Prize and inspired his younger sister to a career in STEM -- but is he worthy of hero worship?
ScienceBrunch
Apr 17, 2017 Science Brunch
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"Birdman of India" Sálim Ali spent nearly 80 years observing and documenting bird species in India, yet he still considered his research a drop in the bucket.
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Apr 3, 2017 Science Brunch
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Cytogeneticist Barbara McClintock proved chromosomal crossover in meiosis long before anyone in her field understood it.
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Mar 20, 2017 Science Brunch
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Qian Xuesen is known as the father of China's missile and space program. He helped transform China into a world-class military power but started his career in the United States, working in the WWII war effort.
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Mar 6, 2017 Science Brunch
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Vera Rubin's observations of galaxy rotations showed that we can only actually see about 5% of the universe.
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Jan 16, 2017 Science Brunch
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After leading the United States' successful scientific effort to become the first nation to develop the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer spent the rest of his life advocating for international arms control.
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Jan 2, 2017 Science Brunch
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German mathematician Emmy Noether came up with theorems to elegantly describe the workings of the universe.
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Dec 19, 2016 Science Brunch
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Persian mathematician and astronomer Omar Khayyam created a calendar that lasted 1000 years, but the Western world only remembers him for his depressing poetry.
ScienceBrunch
Dec 4, 2016 Science Brunch
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Yvonne Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist whose work made modern satellite and spacecraft missions possible. However, most people only know about her because of one terribly sexist obituary.
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Nov 21, 2016 Science Brunch
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Jacques Cousteau started out as a bit of a careless sea explorer, but became a conscientious conservationist and revered science communicator.
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Nov 7, 2016 Science Brunch
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In her time, Mary Anning was known as the go-to person if you wanted an interesting fossil from the Jurassic period. But the most many people know about her is the tongue-twister she inspired, not her contributions to paleontology or even her name.
ScienceBrunch
Oct 16, 2016 Science Brunch
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Things computer scientist and US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper kept in her purse: wallet, tissues, lip balm, and a bundle of nanoseconds.
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Oct 3, 2016 Science Brunch
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Santiago Ramón y Cajal is considered the "father of modern neuroscience" for his study and illustration of neurons -- work for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize.
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Sep 19, 2016 Science Brunch
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Sara Josephine Baker saved hundreds of thousands of infant lives with a basic concept: start treating them BEFORE they start dying. Revolutionary!
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Sep 5, 2016 Science Brunch
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Nikola Tesla was a great inventor overflowing with amazing ideas, but he wasn't very successful in business.
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Jul 18, 2016 Science Brunch
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One of NASA's original computers is turning 98 this summer. Her name is Katherine Johnson!
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Jul 4, 2016 Science Brunch
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Jane Goodall has made a scientific career of patiently waiting and watching. Thanks to her, we've learned more about chimpanzees in the past 50 years than ever before!
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Jun 20, 2016 Science Brunch
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It's the first day of summer, so why aren't you worried about a polio outbreak in your neighborhood? You can thank Jonas Salk for your peace of mind!
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Jun 6, 2016 Science Brunch
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The Roman Catholic Church wasn't fond of many of Galileo's ideas, but he didn't let that stop him.
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May 16, 2016 Science Brunch
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The first computer wasn't built until the mid-20th century, but that didn't stop Ada Lovelace from writing the first computer program in 1842!
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May 2, 2016 Science Brunch
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Which scientist was the best cook? Our bet's on Gregor Mendel who certainly had a killer split-pea soup recipe. Sometimes, science is delicious!
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Apr 18, 2016 Science Brunch
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Albert Einstein was (is!) a big deal, but why exactly? If your answer is "something-something-ummm....relativity?", you should probably listen to this episode.
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Apr 4, 2016 Science Brunch
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You've heard of Watson and Crick, but what about Rosalind Franklin? Without her, those guys might not have won the Nobel Prize, or you know ... figured out the structure of DNA.
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Mar 20, 2016 Science Brunch
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Good ol' Charlie Darwin knew his theory of natural selection would just make the world explode. It made him a nervous guy.
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Mar 7, 2016 Science Brunch
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Marie Curie was a badass woman scientist. Who knows how much more she could've accomplished if she'd had more support ... or less radiation poisoning.